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What are the official categories I can enter for the Rookie Awards?

This article will provide a list of categories for student entries.
Written by Andrew McDonald
Updated 3 weeks ago

These categories below are open to all students. You should select one of these categories as your Primary Industry when creating your entry page.

Categories - Rookie of the Year

Eight categories open to individual artists to showcase their skills.

  • 3D Animation - Dedicated to the artistic style associated with films from Pixar and Dreamworks.

  • Visual Effects - Artists involved with creating realistic content for integration into live action plates.

  • Concept Art & Illustration - Illustration and concept artists who create work for film, games and entertainment.

  • Game Design & Development - All aspects of game design and development across all major platforms.

  • Immersive Media - The fastest growing category with artists creating virtual reality, augmented reality content.

  • 3D Motion Graphics - Video projects that feature composited text and 3D elements used in film and television.

  • Product Design - Artists who specialise in designing and visualising products in 3D and 2D.

  • Architectural Visualisation - Artists who specialise in creating 3D visualisations of architecture.

Categories - Film of the Year

Eight team based and speciality categories for extra opportunities.

  • 2D Animation - Films with a primary focus on using 2D animation techniques to tell a story.

  • 3D Animation - Dedicated to the artistic style associated with films from Pixar and Dreamworks.

  • Visual Effects - Artists involved with creating realistic images for integration into live action plates.

Categories - Game of the Year

  • Immersive Media - Game design and development for evolving Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality platforms.

  • Mobile - Best showcase of game design and development for major mobile app development.

  • PC & Console - Best showcase of game design and development for major platform games.

Categories - Specialty

Additional categories open to younger audience and schools.

  • Young Guns - Open to artists under 18 years using related software and skills.

  • *School of the Year - Calculated based on the performance of students and recent graduates.

*Schools don't actually enter, winners of this category are calculated based on the performace of entries submitted to Rookie of the Year Categories.

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